Deckhand Boat Charter Waiting List

Deckhand Boat Charter Waiting List

If you are lDeckhand Boat Excursions Victoria BCocal to Victoria and would like to tag along on one of our private boat charters this is an opportunity for you to come out on the ocean with us as a volunteer deckhand.

It’s not anything close to "work" and especially not like working on a fishing boat or large commercial boats. Our expectations of you include:

  • helping passengers embark and disembark from the boat
  • helping passengers put on / take off life jackets and/or survival suits where needed
  • tying / untying the boat from the docks
  • Removing protective seat and helm covers and putting them back on after the excursion
  • Enjoy yourself and have fun


How to be Considered

Send a short email to us explaining why you wish to volunteer, what - if any - boating experience you have (this does not impact our consideration of your application, however, it gives us a baseline reference) and a bit about yourself. You must be physically and mentally agile and reliable.

If we accept you we will add you to our wait-list and contact you once its your turn. If you are not availalble for any particular upcoming date, the next person on the list will be offered the spot and you will go to the bottom of the list again. If you are a no-show, ask to bring a friend, or a pet you will be permanently removed from further consideration.

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Baby Orca breached!

The open air market on Salt Spring Island was a unique and fun experience. The arts and crafts stores in Ganges were a delight to discover. We enjoyed the fresh air, the natural scenery and the Dahl’s porpoises along the way. The ride back to Victoria was even more scenic as we boated through the channel and under the old wooden bridge between the Pender Islands. Going home the long way through the San Juans and around the bottom of San Juan Island was an excellent choice. We saw Orcas and a recently born baby orca breach out of the water! The boat is very comfortable and Dieter knows the waters like a seasoned mariner. We really appreciated having the zodiac all to ourselves and not being on any schedule. This was the best trip to Victoria ever! See you again next year for another adventure.